I'm not happy with this season's Downton Abbey at all, it's doom, gloom and no humor. Beautiful sets and costumes can only carry you so far.
I'm tired of: the John Bates jail storyline, get him out of jail or get rid of him
Mathew's Mother, I know she's supposed to be annoying, but this season she's just so goody-two shoes that it's sickening, I liked it when the "reformed" prostitutes laughed at her.
Lady Mary's treatment of Mathew, she needs to remember she's a wife now, not just a daughter
Edith being mistreated, I'm a middle daughter too and she has my sympathy
I wish: Ethel would go away, far, far away
that the burned Patrick from last season would come back, marry Edith and be the heir to Downton again
that Lady Mary would realize she's married into the middle class and she and Mathew could actually leave Downton and start a life together
that Dowager Lady Grantham would find her wicked tongue again
I wish Carson was my butler, he's perfect, even better than Jeeves
I'm glad: that Sybil is gone, not a believable character at all, I just wish it had happened in Ireland so we could have been spared the whole deathbed scene.
that Daisy got someone to boss around, it's lonely at the bottom
I enjoy: Thomas and O'Brian scheming against each other, they're great villains, the kind you meet in real life
Alternatively I wish : that Mathew would run off with Edith, the only really interesting sister, and live happily ever after.
That all being said, I like Downton Abbey, but it could be SO much better. Mac says that unless it stops being such a soap opera he's not going to watch it with me any more.